Justice Miatta Samba Nominated by Pres. Bio to serve as ICC Judge

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Hon. Justice Miatta Maria Samba, Justice

By Brima Sannoh

The institution that is charged with the mandate to make recommendations on the appointment of Judges in the country, the Judicial and Legal Service Commission has recommended to His Excellency the President that Hon. Justice Miatta Maria Samba, Justice of the Court of Appeal, be nominated for election to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a Judge for the period 2021-2030.

On the 10th of January 2020 the recommendation for Justice Maitta Samba to be nominated for ICC election as a judge received the approval of H E the President. This makes her Sierra Leone’s official candidate for nomination at the ICC Election of Judges to the International Criminal Court scheduled for the 7th to 17th December 2020 in New York.
Hon. Justice Miatta Maria Samba holds double Master of Laws degree( LLM) and possesses the required qualifications and experience as evinced by her established competence in Criminal Law and Procedure; relevant experience as a judge, established competence in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law and extensive experience in a professional legal capacity which is relevant to the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

She was Field Operations Officer ICC, Office of the Prosecutor, Uganda from October 2006 to October 2010 for the ICC, Associate Trial Attorney Special Court of Sierra Leone 2002 to 2006, Witness Management Coordinator and Investigator of Special Court of Sierra. Leone.

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